NYC fire: 2 dead, 2 seriously injured in apartment fire in Morris Heights, Bronx

MORRIS HEIGHTS, Bronx (WABC) — Two people, a 20-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man, have died from injuries related to an early Thanksgiving morning fire in the Bronx.

Two other women remain in critical condition at area hospitals.

The fire broke out in a second-floor apartment on Harrison Avenue in Morris Heights around 5:30 a.m

Neighbors said thick black smoke poured out of the apartment before the sound of screams.

“She says, ‘My mom, my sister and my dad are in there,’ I started kicking the door down, opened it and black smoke came out,” neighbor Miguel Jiminez said.

The victims were later identified by police as 20-year-old Odalys Aramboles and her father, 60-year-old Perfecto Aramboles.

His wife, Lorenza Suarez, and her daughter, 42-year-old Rosana Suarez, were identified as the women still in critical condition.

“Very little we can say other than to be there for them, to let them know we have their backs, some of the neighbors are putting together a GoFundMe for the family,” NYC Councilwoman Piepieriana Sanchez said.

The fire is being investigated as a possible electrical fire. There is discussion, it started in a closet next to the kitchen, but the investigation continues.

The cause remains under investigation.

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